IO9 has been in my RSS feeds for a couple years now. I really like this sci-fi blog. While they do have a ton of information and articles about sci-fi shows, and movies, which clearly anyone who’s met me knows I am a sucker for; they also have great articles on interesting trends in astronomy, bio-tech, and ecology.
Well this article on a whale sized biotech boat the Physalia that floats around cleaning up waste seems to be a brilliant idea for rivers like the Kalamazoo! The idea is that it is for the rivers of Europe hence the pictures of Paris and the Seine. Imagine how many people would want to take a river ride that was actually cleaning the water between Galesburg and Saugatuck.
It might need to be a little smaller for the Kalamazoo river, a whale sized ship might get caught in some of the windy bends near downtown.